Every Brilliant Thing
August 16 – September 1, 2019 Kansas City premiere!
by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe
You’re seven years old. Mom’s in the hospital. Dad says she’s “done something wrong.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies… 6. Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. So begins a moving, insightful and hilarious new one-person play that is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Audiences are taken on a remarkable journey that truly examines what makes life worth living – and the power of theatre to bring people together.“EVERY BRILLIANT THING finds a perfect balance between conveying the struggles of life and celebrating all that is sweet in it.” (The Independent, London)